Career school fix-up
The Yuba County Office of Education is gearing up for a 7,000-square-foot renovation to its facility on E and 11th streets in Marysville.
Officials want to create a new classroom for the Yuba County Career Preparatory School. They also want to expand rooms for tutoring and create a common area for students to have lunch.
“For us, it's going to be a pretty big deal,” said Yuba County Office of Education Superintendent Ric Teagarden on Monday. The building's footprint will not change in size.
The project is part of a larger, $600,000 to $700,000 effort to renovate the site, he said. Construction crews already completed paving the facility's parking lot and landscaping.
Construction on the classroom and other improvements is scheduled to start several weeks from now and should conclude some time in September. The work will be paid for through the Office of Education's general fund, Teagarden said.
The students will be moved to another site on the premises for classes until the independent study classroom is completed, he said.
The renovations will give students a place to eat lunch; the building has no lunchroom, Teagarden said.
Awnings over the doors and windows will be added to the building's exterior, he said.
If enough money is left over, other parts of the building will be renovated. Otherwise, those repairs will be done later, he said.
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